Louisville Police say 4 people were killed and 8 injured following a mass shooting at a downtown bank. The shooter is dead and Police say there is no active threat to the community.
Police say they received a report of an Active Shooter at Old National Bank Monday morning. Caleb Goodlett, a Witness saying: “I got a call from my wife, panicking, that she was locked in the vault.” Caleb Goodlett says his wife works there, adding: “Just a very traumatic phone call to get right at 8:30.” Caleb was shaken but grateful for the quick response from Police.
Deputy Chief Col. Paul Humphrey, LMPD saying: “Within three minutes of being dispatched, Officers arrived on scene and encountered the suspect. At least two Officers were shot during the exchange of gunfire.”
Leaders praising Louisville Metro Police for their heroic actions. Craig Greenberg, Mayor of Louisville, KY saying: “Without a doubt their actions saved lives.” Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky adding: “We certainly saw the very best from them today and I want to thank them.”
A Law Enforcement source confirms the gun used was an AR-15 style rifle. Deputy Chief Col. Paul Humphrey, LMPD adding: “We believe this is a lone gunman involved in this that did have a connection to the bank.”
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says he lost two close friends in the shooting. Gov. Beshear saying: “This is awful. Our bodies and our minds are not meant to go through these types of tragedies.” He’s asking the Community to unite around the families impacted. Caleb Goodlett saying: “You watch the news, you see everything go down. You think of how you would handle this situation if it arose within your family.”